Name: Brian Boitano
Sport: Figure Skating
Event(s): Singles
DOB: 10/22/1963
Birthplace: Mountain View, Calif.
Hometown: Sunnyvale, Calif.
High School: Peterson High School (Santa Clara, Calif.), Santa Clara High School (Santa Clara, Calif.)
College: De Anza College
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1984, 1988, 1994); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Sarajevo 1984, 5th (singles)
  • Calgary 1988, gold (singles)
  • Lillehammer 1992, 6th (singles)
Personal: Son of Donna and Lew Boitano...Played Little League baseball and roller skated growing up, but began skating at 8 years old after watching an Ice Follies performance...Took group lessons with a local coach, Linda Leaver, who remained his only coach throughout his career...Was known for his athleticism and jumping power...One of only two Americans who won gold medals at the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988, along with speed skater Bonnie Blair...Skated on an Alaskan glacier for a television special “Canvas of Ice” in 1988...Founded White Canvas Productions in 1995 to create skating shows...Released an autobiography entitled “Boitano’s Edge...Inside the Real World of Figure Skating”...Had a character on the animated series “South Park” based on him...Founded Youth Skate, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco...Appeared in the miniseries “The Brian Boitano Project” in 2014.